The SciChallenge project will develop novel concepts to inspire young people to work with science, scientific methods and insights. It is using a contest-based approach to encourage self-produced digital education materials by young people for young people. The project is driven by inspiring topic sheets, guides and toolkits that are created in this project and distributed to partner schools, teachers and other youth-oriented institutions as well as through various social media channels. Furthermore, the material will be aggregated on the SciChallenge Web Platform (www.scichallenge.eu) to generate wide reaching awareness and promotion. Individual or collective competitors between the ages of 10 to 20, who are participating in the SciChallenge, will then generate creative digital materials (videos, slides, or infographics). Winning submissions will receive prizes funded by science-orientated industries and stakeholders.
The SciChallenge Platform will also increase awareness of science careers and opportunities for internships or open days in STEM institutions through the strong involvement of related organisations and industries. Additionally, aggregated information on science events (slams, nights, festivals etc.) will be shared. With this multi-level approach, SciChallenge will boost the attractiveness of science education and careers among young people leading to wider public engagement with science and economic prosperity and global competitiveness on a pan-European level.
SYNYO GmbH (AT)
THE NATIONAL UNIONS OF STUDENTS IN EUROPE (BE)
UNIVERSITY OF CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY PRAGUE (CZ)
LINNAEUS UNIVERSITY (SE)
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS (CY)
JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE (SI)
KINDERBÜRO & EUCU.NET (AT)
TEACHER SCIENTIST NETWORK (UK)
Duration: Sep. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2017
For furtner information, please consult Scichallenge website.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 665868.